Forest Walks and more

Forest Walks and more

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Car Parking Charges

Daily parking charges now apply at some of the Forest Car parks. The system is cashless, accepting payments via RingGo.  Whilst 14 have been set up to date, additional Forest Car parks will introduce charging throughout the next year.

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A little bit of the Big Walk!

Sunday 26 September 10:30 – 13:00pm BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Whilst we are unable to include the ‘Big’ Walk this year, we are holding a walk to celebrate the ‘Big’ walk and keep the tradition alive! Starting at Whitehall Road Bridge, we will follow the River Ching towards Rangers Road. After a short stop at the Hunting Lodge, where we hope to meet one or two Forest characters, we will return to the starting place by a different route.  Led by Georgina Green.

Meet: On Whitehall Plain, adjacent to Whitehall Road (A110) near the bridge located between Courtland Avenue and Brook Road.

Bus no.179, or park in residential streets, but please ensure you are not on a yellow line, not blocking a dropped kerb and do not have any wheels on the pavement.

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This walk is supported by The City of London Corporation 





Early Autumn in Lord's Bushes

Sunday 10 October 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Join naturalist Tricia Moxey on this leisurely stroll through the wonderful ancient oaks and hornbeams to observe some of the fruits and amazing fungi which appear at this time of the year.

Meet: Forest car park, Knighton Woods, Knighton Lane, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5HQ.  Grid Ref TQ408935 Parking is limited so please park considerately in adjacent roads or use the local bus service.  Accessible by foot from Buckhurst Hill underground station on the Central Line. . What3words: spun.desire.bucks

Discovering the Forest north of High Beach

Sunday 21 November 10:00 am – 2:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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​A longer walk with Neil Glucksmann-Smith to explore Great Monk Wood, St Thomas’ Quarters and more. Please bring some snacks with you and walking poles if you like. End time shown is the maximum time, we are likely to finish a little earlier.

Meet: Epping Forest Visitor Centre, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AF. Grid Ref: TQ413982 What3words: badly.wide.inch

Western Views

Sunday 24 October 10:00 am – 1:30 pm – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Join Mike Smith for an interesting and slightly longer walk (circa 6 miles) taking in views of reservoirs and North London.  We will use side paths first to Pole Hill and keeping high through to Barn Hill and back via the Forest and hopefully see some autumn colour.

Meet:  Bury Road Car Park, Chingford E4 7AZ Grid Ref TQ394949.What3words: local.those.energetic

 Accessible by foot from Chingford Station

Our Christmas Walk

Sunday 12 December 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Advance notice – Details and Booking will be available soon.

Upcoming programme

We’re working on detailed pages, with maps, etc, so check back soon.

Meanwhile, visit us at the Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AF, Grid-Ref: TQ412981

About our walks

We have organised walks in the Forest for nearly 50 years. Our Celebration walk  began in 1978. Download one of the earlier publications about the walk, by clicking here.